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Overboard (1987)

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A cruel but beautiful heiress screws over a hired carpenter, who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she's his wife.

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Joanna Stayton / Annie Proffitt
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Wilbur Budd (Elk Cove)
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Rich bitch Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids. Written by Rob Hartill

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carpenter | amnesia | love | yacht | memory | See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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16 December 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hombre nuevo, vida nueva  »

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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Third of three consecutive pictures with one-word titles for actress Goldie Hawn. The others were Protocol (1984) and Wildcats (1986). See more »

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When the kids leave the classroom, the lines "She told her off!" and "Dad never did that!" are said, but no one's mouth moves. See more »

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Doctor at Hospital: Look, if it were up to us, we would be glad to give her to you, but she's right we are gonna need some verification.
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Better than I expected
30 September 1999 | by (Upstate NY) – See all my reviews

I was given this movie as a gift and didn't particularly know anything about it. The storyline was acceptable as was the acting. There was something about watching this movie with a woman (if I was alone I may have not liked it), but there were a few 'feel good' scenes and enough laughs to make this a worthwhile movie.


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